Before I went on my whirlwind trip to Indianapolis and back in two days, I asked the internet for audiobook recommendations. A number of people offered amazing suggestions, which I was thankful for. I ended up going with a book one of my IRL friends recommended: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. This choice was part what I could find in the library, part it was recommended by a friend, and part I (thought) I had a physical copy in my classroom.
Turns out I have a physical copy of Book 2, which I see as convenient. I’ll get to it in a couple of weeks.
If you are a fan of Percy Jackson, or any kind of mythology, you’ll probably enjoy The Sword of Summer. Here’s what I thought:
#bookaday The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan. #SNRtbs I enjoyed The Sword of Summer, and I loved the sword itself's personality – having a talking weapon is new, or at least, new to my Riordan experience. The Sword of Summer is an entertaining introduction to Norse mythology, and great for any reader who wants an easy-to-follow hero journey – especially so for those who have read Percy Jackson – the formula is very similar. Can I also just say that I loved that Samirah (a valkyrie) and Magnus didn't fall in love – their friendship was definitely refreshing.